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Zion National Park Visitor Center, Utah

Zion National Park Visitor Center, Utah: Our most recommended tours and activities

Las Vegas: Bryce and Zion National Parks Tour with Lunch

1. Las Vegas: Bryce and Zion National Parks Tour with Lunch

Discover Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park on a day tour departing from Las Vegas. Journey through canyons and fantastical rock spire formations on this tour that includes bottled water, a granola bar, and a deli-style turkey sandwich for lunch. Depart Las Vegas by bus on this day trip to two of the most visually stunning places in the United States. Learn about both parks and their natural wonders with your guide throughout the day. First experience the striking sandstone cliffs that tower above the valley floor of Zion National Park. Admire the highlights of Zion including a stop at the visitor center. Ascend up the mountain pass and through the mile-long tunnel. Make a stop at Checkerboard Mesa before continuing on to Bryce Canyon National Park. Admire the incredible natural amphitheater of Bryce Canyon. Stroll along the rim of Bryce Canyon and enjoy stunning views of the unique hoodoos (thin rock spire) and the vast open landscape. Take a short guided hike among hoodoos and soak in the natural wonders of your surroundings. Board the bus for your return journey to Las Vegas and pass through the stunning scenery of Zion for another perspective of its beauty.

Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks Self-Driving Bundle Tour

2. Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks Self-Driving Bundle Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! NOTE: This 45+mile-long tour covers the essentials of Zion and Bryce Canyon Bundle in 8-9 hours NOTE: From March 3 to December 1, part of the Zion tour will use the free park shuttle. During these months, the road to attractions like the Temple of Sinawava and The Narrows is closed to private vehicles. Zion and Bryce Canyon are very close to one another, so it’s up to you which tour you take first! Your tour of Zion begins at the Springdale Visitor Center. As you drive, you’ll hear the park's history and how it got its unusual name. Continuing, you’ll swing by sparkling waterfalls with emerald pools at their base. Then you’ll see Angel’s Landing, a precarious, death-defying hike famous both for its staggering views and for the danger involved in getting to them. Next is Weeping Rock, a cliff face that constantly “weeps” and gives life to a little oasis at its base. Then, you’ll travel along the Riverwalk and hear about the ancient petroglyphs left behind by the people who once called this area home. When you head next through the Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel, you’ll get the full story of the conflict between the Mormons and the Paiute tribe, then learn how an ingenious engineer figured out how to transport timber from the canyon’s rim down to its base with a complex pulley system! After you pass the totally strange Checkerboard Mesa, you’ll arrive at the East Entrance Ranger Station, where your tour will conclude. Your journey through Bryce Canyon begins at the park’s entrance and continues to Fairyland Point, a lovely overlook that offers your first glimpse of the beauty to come. Next, you’ll pause at Sunrise Point and get your first look at the mysterious hoodoos that make this park famous. After that, of course, is Sunset Point, the perfect sister to Sunrise Point. Come sunset, photographers from all around the world gather here to capture the breathtaking final rays of sunlight. As you continue toward Inspiration Point, you’ll uncover how this astonishing landscape formed. Then, it’s time to revisit the story of the first Mormon pioneers who arrived here and declared this place their new home. After that, you’ll visit Swamp Canyon Overlook, which hides some seriously stunning views behind its modest name. But first, you get the facts about the connection Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid have with this park! Next, you’ll visit a natural arch—one of Mother Nature’s most impressive creations. Then, it’s on to a couple of canyons guaranteed to take your breath away with their sweeping views and lush interiors. Plus, there is a mythical tale of malevolent water spirits that the Paiute once believed occupied these rivers. The final landmark on the tour is the beautiful Rainbow Point.

Springdale: Angels Landing Summit Guided Hike with Permit

3. Springdale: Angels Landing Summit Guided Hike with Permit

Angel's Landing is a breathtaking hike located in the awe-inspiring Zion National Park, offering spectacular, panoramic views of Zion Canyon. Permits are required for anyone to access this hike and are included in this tour along with a skilled guide who will guide you through this unforgettable experience. The trail is 5.4 miles round trip, with an elevation gain of 1,488 feet, and it will test your endurance and determination as you navigate steep switchbacks and a narrow, exposed spine with steep drop-offs on either side. The hike itself is moderate in difficulty. There will be a break for lunch, which is included in this tour. The tour provides in-depth explanations of the natural history and geology of the area, giving you a deeper understanding and appreciation of the surroundings. The final destination is a narrow sandstone ridge that will reward you with a sense of accomplishment and a view that you will remember forever. It's a hike not for the faint of heart, but for those who want to push themselves to new heights and experience the beauty of nature in its purest form.

From Springdale: The Zion Narrows Hike with Lunch

4. From Springdale: The Zion Narrows Hike with Lunch

Embark on the quintessential Zion adventure experience on this day trip from Springdale. Hike into the heart of Zion National Park and explore a narrow river canyon that has been carved over millions of years. Enjoy a delicious packed lunch. along the way.  Meet your guide at the Zion Guide Hub and begin your journey into the wilderness. Every turn in the canyon yields something new from towering streaked walls, massive alcoves, waterfalls, hanging gardens, and plenty of flowing water. Wind along and through the Virgin River which requires specialized equipment to navigate. Use high-quality gear like waterproof footwear, neoprene socks, and hiking poles to make your trip safe and relaxing.  Keep your energy up with a stop for a sandwich, cookies, and fruits. Venture out on a worry-free trip as the local partner monitors conditions continuously. Return to your starting point at the end of your tour. 

Zion National Park: Self-Guided Audio Tour

5. Zion National Park: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Embark on a remarkable journey through the awe-inspiring beauty of Zion National Park with Shaka Guide's Audio Tour App. Let the app be your knowledgeable companion as you explore this majestic wonderland of towering cliffs, deep canyons, and vibrant natural landscapes. As you step into the park, prepare to be captivated by the breathtaking scenery that unfolds before your eyes. The app will provide captivating commentary, offering intriguing insights into the park's geological formations, its diverse flora and fauna, and the rich history of the area. Follow the app's guidance as you venture into the heart of Zion National Park. Immerse yourself in the stunning beauty of its iconic features, such as the towering sandstone cliffs of the Narrows and the mesmerizing natural arches that adorn the landscape. Learn about the forces of nature that shaped these remarkable formations and the significance they hold in the Native American cultures of the region. Discover the park's extensive network of trails, as the app directs you to awe-inspiring viewpoints and hidden gems. Hike along the famous Angel's Landing trail, with its thrilling exposed sections and breathtaking panoramas, or meander through the peaceful beauty of the Emerald Pools. Let the app provide fascinating anecdotes and stories that bring the surroundings to life, deepening your connection with the park. Experience the serenity of Zion's tranquil rivers and cascading waterfalls, which offer refreshing respites from the desert heat. The app will guide you to these scenic water features and reveal their ecological significance within the park's delicate ecosystem. Immerse yourself in the park's rich cultural history as you visit the Zion Human History Museum and explore the artifacts and exhibits. The app will illuminate the stories of the Native American tribes who inhabited the region and the pioneers who settled here, creating a tapestry of human experiences intertwined with the natural wonders of the park. Your itinerary is customizable, but it may include: • Grafton Ghost Town • Emerald Pools and Angel’s Landing • Zion’s Scenic Drive • Checkerboard Mesa and Great Arch • Mt. Carmel Tunnel to East Zion drive • Kolob Canyons and Kolob Terrace Whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned explorer, Shaka Guide's Audio Tour App will enrich your adventure in Zion National Park. Let the app be your trusted guide, providing engaging commentary, remarkable stories, and insider tips that enhance your connection with the park's unparalleled beauty. Embrace the majesty of Zion and create memories that will last a lifetime, with Shaka Guide's Audio Tour App leading the way.

From Las Vegas: Bryce Canyon & Zion National Park day trip

6. From Las Vegas: Bryce Canyon & Zion National Park day trip

Experience the awesome beauty of Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park on a day trip from Las Vegas. Enjoy complimentary hotel pickup. You will see all the most scenic lookout points of this natural wonder. This is a small group tour to ensure the most personalized experience. Discover a surreal desert landscape of sandstone cliffs, canyons, mesas, and unusual hoodoo rock formations. Stop at the Visitor Center and Checkerboard Mesa at Zion, and explore different scenic viewpoints at Bryce Canyon.

Zion Narrows - Guided Hike and Picnic

7. Zion Narrows - Guided Hike and Picnic

7:00AM Meet + Greet/Gear Up We meet all hikers at Zion Canyon Village (Shuttle Stop 1 on the Springdale Route): 147 Zion – Mount Carmel Hwy, Springdale, UT 84767, USA. Your guide will meet you in front of the pedestrian bridge entrance to Zion National Park. Your guide will have all needed gear for hiking the Zion Narrows, which you will put on before boarding the Zion Canyon Shuttle. Any personal items you wish to leave behind may be left in our vehicle for the duration of the excursion. 7:15 Board Zion Canyon Shuttle 1. Shuttle Ride: The Zion Canyon Shuttle was first introduced in 2000 to reduce traffic and parking issues within the canyon. The shuttle will take us along the 8-mile Scenic Drive to the Temple of Sinawava and the trailhead for The Narrows. Though we are not permitted to interpret the park while on the shuttle, we are happy to answer any questions you may have. 2. Riverside Walk: The 1-mile paved trail is a great introduction to the narrows, and a wonderful opportunity to get to talk more about the park. We will learn why the canyon walls are wet, and why this leads to rockfalls. 3. The Narrows: The paved trail ends, and the only way to continue is to forge our path up the river. As we navigate the rocky river bottom and slick stones, don’t forget to stop, and look up at the towering vermillion and cream cliffs above us. 4. Wall Street: If you think this name is familiar, and not just because of the financial district, it is because Bryce Canyon also has a section called Wall Street. This section of the Narrows received this name for the proximity of the canyon walls to one another. 5. Orderville Gulch + Turnaround Point: If desired, hikers are welcome to take a brief visit up the Orderville gulch canyon. This narrow canyon is great for photos but is not permitted for hiking guides. This is the point at which we will turn around to head back. Lunch: After finishing our 6-mile hike along the riverside walk and in The Narrows, we will catch the bus for a ride to the picnic area at The Grotto. Here we will have restrooms, water fill-up stations, and picnic tables. We will enjoy a lunch of Cured Meats (Includes Pork), cheeses, pickles, spreads, nuts, crackers, and fruit. Vegan, Vegetarian and G/F available with 48hr notice. 6. Return to Zion Visitor Center: From The Grotto, we will catch a down-canyon shuttle back to the Visitor Center for the end of our Zion Hiking Adventure. 2:00PM Depart Zion National Park

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This trip was really worth every penny! The sights were beautiful, the tour guide was great, very knowledgeable & very accommodating. He added a few extra 10minute stops along the way for pictures. The parks are beautiful, i definitely recommend this tour. If you’re just interested in sight seeing, if you want to hike, this isn’t for you.

Amazing scenic trip to Bryce Canyon and Zion! Dirk was incredibly knowledgeable, offered to take pictures for us and really set us up in amazing locations! He was personable, funny and just a great guy all day!

The trip was excellent. The driver Brandon has steady hands and smooth driving. Anthony the tour guide explained every important points of Bryce and Zion.

Excellent tour with our guide Dirk. His knowledge was second to none, very important for a first timer like myself.

Absolutely amazing. Riley and Scott were the best guides. We will definitely book a tour through here again !